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Boosting COVID-19 testing and signs in the sewage; In The News for May 22

Boosting COVID-19 testing and signs in the sewage; In The News for May 22

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of May 22 ... --- COVID-19 in Canada ...
Canadian peacekeeping levels hit lowest level in more than 60 years

Canadian peacekeeping levels hit lowest level in more than 60 years

OTTAWA — Canada's contribution to peacekeeping has reached what is believed to be an all-time low, even as the Liberal government makes its final push to secure a coveted seat on the United Nations Security Council.
Testing wastewater could give early warning of second wave of COVID-19

Testing wastewater could give early warning of second wave of COVID-19

OTTAWA — As Canada continues to struggle to keep up with the level of COVID-19 tests needed to fend off a potential second wave of the viral disease, researchers say the best early warning system for a second wave could be right beneath our feet — in
Post-secondary students requiring practical skills concerned about education

Post-secondary students requiring practical skills concerned about education

Abbey Ferreira has wanted a career in the medical field since childhood, so she followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother and chose to become a nurse.
To shut down Snowbirds team after deadly crash would be 'tragic:' commander

To shut down Snowbirds team after deadly crash would be 'tragic:' commander

Lt.-Col. Mike French and Capt. Jennifer Casey were soaring through the air, trying to bring hope to an anxious and fearful country with each dip and dive of their airplane.
Trudeau pledges help to increase COVID-19 testing in Ontario and Quebec

Trudeau pledges help to increase COVID-19 testing in Ontario and Quebec

OTTAWA — The federal government is ready to help provinces massively scale up their COVID-19 testing capacity to fend off a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.
Conservatives disqualify Jim Karahalios from leadership race a second time

Conservatives disqualify Jim Karahalios from leadership race a second time

OTTAWA — Jim Karahalios won't be allowed to run for the federal Conservative party's leadership despite a court ruling that reopened the door to his candidacy.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:27 p.m. on May 21, 2020: There are 81,324 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada.

Alberta Energy Regulator suspends environment monitoring for oilpatch over COVID

CALGARY — Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta's entire energy industry.
Trudeau says citizens should wear masks to stave off second COVID-19 wave

Trudeau says citizens should wear masks to stave off second COVID-19 wave

A second wave of COVID-19 is likely coming, and if Canadians want to avoid more pandemic-induced lockdowns, they need to do their part by wearing masks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.